TripAdvisor Reviews Timberline Motel Leadville
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... some of my favorite people call this place home. My cousin Sasha and her parents Kenny and Phylis all live locally. Ken is now in his early seventies and doing more than I do in my 40's. He goes skiing probably close to 70 days per year, has two super cool hotrods, an awesome Porsche 356, and continues to fix all his own stuff. He has always been someone that I looked up to and seeing him now only strengthens that. If I can do what he does at that ...
... as well. This morning we went out to breakfast for some good food and more discussion. It was a very nice visit. Next time we are going to have to allocate some more time. Randy offered me a jeep ride in the mountains - that sounds exciting.
We left Buena Vista and followed Randy's recommendation to take Cottonwood Pass. It would cut some time off getting back to Gunnison and it would be a new experience; When we got outside of Buena Vista, we ran into a ...
... too soon and is sorely missed.
After walking through the sanctuary, Sheila and I headed back downtown to look at the shops - we didn't buy anything - all the stores were pretty high classed. Before leaving Aspen, we drove to the Ashcroft Ghost Town. In its heyday, this town was bigger than Aspen. Now it is a series of log cabin buildings. You can only imagine what life was in the town.
We headed ...
"It's a long way from L.A. to Denver. It's a long time to hang in the sky.
It's a long way home to Starwood in Aspen, my sweet Rocky Mountain paradise.
Oh, my sweet Rocky Mountain paradise."
John Denver 1971 (Starwood was his home in Aspen)
Chilly overnight but woke to brilliant sunny morning with hot air balloons over the snow capped mountains. Drove from the camp along the river valley. Spotted bison and pronghorn. Arrived ...
... took the girls for a hike along Cottonwood Creek in order to wear
them out so they wouldn’t mind being left alone later. The hike was at around
9,500ft and we felt it. We could see the snowy summit of Mt Princeton from the
trailhead, and Sheep Mountain came into view through the aspens about a mile
in. Just gorgeous. The day was a hot one, so when we spotted a pond below the
trail, we let the girls take off towards the water. ...